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I'm writing this as a keen leisure cyclist myself who spends many hours each week on the local roads. Could the club please remind riders that there are rules for cyclists in the Highway Code. Unfortunately these are blatantly ignored by many cyclists, including quite a few I witnessed on the last event, especially riding 3 abreast on a bend causing danger. Sadly some cyclists are possessed with a self righteousness whereby they believe they are entitled to do whatever they like and the motorist is always to blame. Cycling today I passed one cyclist going fast whilst on his mobile, I mean – why on earth? Whilst motoring standards are poor, cycling is much worse in my observations and causes unnecessary hostility and danger
Free wifi on buses is all very well but how about community–funded free wifi for Audlem centre? Some places are doing it.
Hi, we have done pet sitting for friends and relatives, if you would like to call and discuss your requirements we may be able to help you out.Call 812153
If you like history there is a real treat on at the New Vic in Newcastle until the end of July.
The theatre has commissioned four plays from different angles about the Staffordshire Hoard. Last night's fare consisted of two plays, one about the finding and recovery of the hoard, and the other an idea of how it might have come to be. I thought it quite sad that having put so much effort into plays about a local event not many people were there. Those who were seemed, like me, to have really enjoyed it. Apart from the historic angle there was humour and an insight into one possibility of the origins of the hoard.
The acting and effects were tremendous and two lovely singers graced the second play.
I'm so glad that I decided to stay in the village and attend the informal meeting with our new MP.
Plainly she can't solve all our problems but seemed willing to facilitate meetings and the like.
A very pleasant introduction, though my red flag is still in the background.
I would like to send my best wishes to Janice Spibey, and all the other participants , who are talking part in tonight's walk to raise money for St. Luke's Hospice.
What a splendid record you have Janice for fund raising this way.
Can any recommend a pet sitting service? I've tried the 2 on direct but no response.
I would like to thank Dave for helping me with my five bags of shopping on Thursday. What a gent.
Thanks Bill. His name is Richard Parry. I've sent him copies of the last 2 articles on Lock 15 – be interesting to see if there is any response!
Just in case this might be useful, it's the contact details for the CEO of the CRT: http://www.ceoemail.com/s.php?id=219503&c=Canal & River Trust
I'm surprised that the CRT seems loathe to communicate directly with Lock 15 gardeners........
I understood that using herbicides next to waterways required Environment Agency permission...has this changed?
Cutting wildflower areas before the plants have seeded will not promote biodiversity...late Summer is the time to do this and these 'corridors' along the canal are so important.
I'm sure that the volunteers are working very hard but surely a little more collaborative working between CRT , volunteers and the wider Audlem community would be a win–win for all?
SHAME on the CRT...... something that looks lovely and harms no one and increases wild life.
Having dealt with the CRT from a business angle, with their fees and bureaucracy, it doesn't surprise me in the struggle of getting them to agree over a patch of grass !
1 Sternness or severity of manner or attitude
1.1 Plainness and simplicity in appearance:
1.2 (usually austerities) A feature of an austere way of life:
2 Difficult economic conditions created by government measures to reduce public expenditure:
Oxford English Dictionary
I think that the austerity the politicians have been telling Geoff Farr about is number 2 on the above list
Geoff's memories are surely more to do with number 1.2 on the above list.
Are we not confusing poverty and a lack of modern technology with 'austerity' as an economic measure.
And of course poverty and modern technology is all relevant to the age we live in.
None of this is either cynical or ironic
There's a lot of irony about at the moment Mr. McCoatup....must be the weather........and I concur with the rest of your post...well said.
Meet Car Park – HQ – Scout & Guide Hall
Lord Combermere – The popular Tuesday Night Quiz with questions by Ralph Warburton and Mike Haines. Free food and prizes.
Scout & Guide Hall – W.I. meeting. Speaker: '100 Years of Flower Arranging – Flower Divas of Audlem.
Competition – Photo of a Flower.
Tickets £3.50 – phone 812332.